In descriptions of migrants, the Canadian media has been happy to play judge and jury

In an opinion piece in the Toronto Star, a columnist discusses how the media's use of language describing migrants can inflame anti-migrant sentiment.

Posted:
July 11, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

OCASI's Myths and Facts about Refugee Claimants

The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) has put together a list of myths and facts to counter misleading information about refugee claimants.

Posted:
July 10, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Refugee advocates urge Ontario to stay at the table

Ontario groups are urging the Ontario Government to stay engaged in intergovernmental collaboration to resettle the large numbers of refugee claimants arriving irregularly from the U.S.

Posted:
July 09, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Canada: Accept Recommendations from UN Review on Immigration Detention

In a news release, human rights groups are urging Canada to legislate against indefinite immigration detention and end child detention.

Posted:
July 06, 2018
Article source:
South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario

Canada needs to get out of the immigration detention business: Opinion

Appoint a watchdog. Provide lawyers. Re-allocate funds. And move toward scrapping the system completely, say these contributors.

Posted:
July 05, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

June 28: 'Irregular' not 'illegal,' 'asylum seekers' not 'queue jumpers': Demystifying the Canada-US border crossings and exploring the City of Ottawa's role

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Building (Fauteux Hall), 57 Louis-Pasteur Private, Room 302, Ottawa K1N 6N5

This panel will demystify the situation at the Canada-US border, explain the Safe Third Country Agreement, and explore ways Ottawa can support those seeking safety in Canada.

Posted:
June 20, 2018
Article source:
Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP)

Canada aims to avoid detaining migrant children, but it happens

Canada has also detained migrant children — and in some cases, restricted access to their asylum-seeking parents — despite its stated policy to do whatever possible to avoid it.

Posted:
June 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Should Canada scrap immigration deal with the U.S. over safety concerns?

The Safe Third Country Agreement is based on both countries being safe for refugees. If Canada cannot remove migrants to the U.S. without safety concerns, some say the deal should end.

Posted:
June 18, 2018
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

Seeking mental health providers for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants

Mental health providers in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal are sought to participate in interviews, for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants.

Posted:
June 14, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Arabic counselling program to end after 2 successful years

A counselling agency in Kitchener-Waterloo has been unable to find funding for a third year, the executive director says.

Posted:
June 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)